The ABC has confirmed it will broadcast a speech by controversial former politician and mining magnate Clive Palmer this Tuesday afternoon.
Palmer is expected to launch his 2022 election campaign as part of his address when he appears at the Australian Press Club in Canberra. The speech is set to be broadcast on a 90-minute delay at 2pm AEDT on Tuesday on the ABC NEWS Channel.
A spokesperson for the ABC provided the broadcast details after journalist Nick Tabakoff in The Australian’s Media Diary alleged that “A rare editorial decision was made at the highest levels of the ABC to not screen Palmer’s address live on the main channel or news channel.”
The spokesperson for the ABC went on to clarify that;
During the ABC’s arrangement with the National Press Club the weekly main event held on Wednesday is carried live on ABC NEWS Channel and at 12.30pm local time on the ABC main channel. The broadcast of other events depends on the schedule.